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Sports Fans, Just Stop!

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Uberpod, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    I agree entire.

    That said....
    To which I'll add this:

    "Even when it isn't archaeology season, the media follow noted archaeologists. They drive fast cars, date beautiful women, advertise fragrances, and sometimes they go to nightclubs and act in the worst possible way. Scandals erupt as the tabloids follow these new celebrities when they're not searching the past for answers. It is entirely possible you can recite the names of certain researchers, even if you don't pay attention to archaeology. You don't know what transfer season is, but you know that someone was transferred to a dig in Peru for a sum of money that could fund the London Underground for two whole days."
    How Football Sounds To People That Don't Care. This Guy Nails It.
     
  2. Viker

    Viker Caucasian detritus

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    Huh? I don't unnerstand. Especially at this time. :p

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  3. Uberpod

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    An ego boost of some kind? Fewer side effects than narcotics, I suppose.
     
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    No.



     
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    Valjean Veteran Member
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    American football gradually eclipsed baseball as America became more militarized and hyper masculine. Correlation?

    People rabidly support their local sports teams, even to the point of violent confrontations with opposing fans. For what? The teams aren't religious or political and don't directly affect their fans lives in any way. The opposing teams are identical to the home team in everything but location.

    People are innately tribal and love conflict, just for the fun of it. World peace is the last thing people want. If there's no conflict people will invent one.

    Till we recognize and learn to suppress our inner cave man, war and strife will continue to plague the human race.
     
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    Well, let people do sports instead of killing each other in wars at least!

    I hate football (soccer)... I hate it hate it hate it!
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    It's too boring to hate.
     
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    Just its existence makes me hate it. Even when I mind my own business it stands in the way. They used to cancel cartoon shows just to play these stupid orgy taking place around a miserable inflated piece of rubber bag with millions of people watching it having footballgasm. This is stupid. Cartoons is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times more important than sucker (soccer).

    Darn it :rage:
     
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  9. Mister Emu

    Mister Emu Emu Extraordinaire
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    Perhaps a part of your issue is that you can't grasp the intellectual portions of the sports? Team sports are chess with people instead of pieces.

    Well too bad people talk among themselves about topics that they find interesting and you don't. You'd at least have a valid complaint if sports fans kept talking to you about sports.
     
  10. Thruve

    Thruve Sheppard for the Die Hard

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    People adore porn, sports, going to the bar, smoking weed, horses, horse shows, eating out, etc. People also are obsessed with watching tv shows, specific science channels, particular movie genres, etc.
    I think being obsessed with sports fits in with the above, so I cant judge a person for being obsessed with one when most people are obsessed with one or the other. Sports do not tickle my gonads so I do not watch them.

    Also, "Excuse me young man, did you know smoking is bad for you?".
    Me. "NOOOOOOOOOOO, I didn't know! Thank YOU!", while I observe them drinking more chemicals from they're soda.
     
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    I don't adore any of those... well maybe just one, but you get my point :neutral:
     
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    Valid complaint, eh? How about the fact that they're wasting company time... theft actually, not earning their pay... but making MY job harder because I have to make up for their goofing off.

    Useless waste of time, talking about sports, if you're only a spectator.

    Now, sports one actually participates in, that's a bit different.
     
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    At The Left Hand ov God Lucy and Beer

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    Ill just leave this gem right here.
     
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    See everything that anyone has ever thought was magnificent? It was diarrhea compared to Archie Gemmil's goal against Holland in the '78 World Cup.
     
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    Couldn't they watch anything together? Or play games and drink tea?
     
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    They've been watching football together for 70 years. They love watching it.
     
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    Fair enough. I'm like you, I look at the screen of a game and can't quite figure out why I'm suppose to care in the slightest. I'd much rather watch American Pickers with my mom.
     
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    Great comedian, btw.
     
  19. lewisnotmiller

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    Why do I think there's a 'but' coming...
    Entertainment is empty? Huh...go figure. Let's get rid of all light-hearted movies, cartoons, reality tv, soap operas, music without serious lyrical content, and whatever else is 'empty'.

    True.

    C'mon now...you honestly think you can learn more about relationships or life from soaps? Phht. No way.

    I'm waaaaaaaay more religious about sports than any actual religion. However, I do like to kid myself that I am informed regarding religion.

    Haven't changed mine. I'd also suggest that the basis of your argument seems centered heavily on the major US sports. For what it's worth, I think female sports is one of the few places young girls can get healthy female body images portrayed to them as successful.

    Unless they like sports. And think chess blows.
     
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  20. Wirey

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    What? Sports are the ultimate art form written on a canvas the size of the planet. When an artist paints a picture, or a poet crafts a lyric, all they want is a true emotional response from the viewer. Believe me, watching the human form at it's peak of perfection is that moment. It may be temporry and ephemeral, but it is the greatest form of art we have ever found. No sculpture could ever match the perfect fluid movements of fully trained athlete. Watch an outfielder sprint acros the grass to track down a fly ball while millions sit on the edge of their chair in anticipation. Watch the precision used by a golfer to exactly cause a ball smaller than your eye fly hundreds of feet to land exactly where it's supposed to. Feel the crowd come alive as a winger breaks for the net with the defence behind him and the entire outcome hanging between the Heaven and Hell of his and the goalie's ability. That's life in all it's beauty right there. A desperate struggle to com out on top that completely depends on th effort and skill applied.

    If you don't see that when you see sports, I genuinely pity you. I can't imagine how grey the world would appear without it.
     
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